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[photo] [Morning in the redwoods, California 2]
Photo credit: William K. Dick, 1973
Medium: oil on canvas, laid down on board
Size: 30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schafer", in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand, underlined
Verso: no inscription
Provenance: With H. J. Dengler Old Prints, Palo Alto, California; to private collection, San Francisco, 1973.
Reproductions: William K. Dick photo #136 (color, 1973)
Description: Light streams in from the right onto a path through a grove of redwood trees, of which only the lower trunks are visible. The nearest tree, on the left, has a light patch near the base wher the bark is missing. Small stones dot the path and there are two branches on the ground across the right front. A little higher up on the right edge is green-leafed bush. The grove is solidly filled with trees and, in the distance, foliage, with two tiny patches of blue sky at the very top. The painting is mostly in browns, yellows, and greens. (From the painting, 18 December 1989.)
Note: A painting with this title was exhibited in the Mechanics' Institute Nineteenth Industrial Exhibition in San Francisco and paintings with this title have appeared in at least three 19th century auction catalogs but without enough information to either include or exclude the possibility that any of them is this painting. See Paintings known only by title for details.
Identification: Assigned, descriptive title.
In index(es): Title list, Barbizon-style forest interiors, forest path scenes

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